Rod McKuen on Dreams

Rod McKuen was an interesting poet – part Carl Sandburg, part ee cummings, part Bob Dylan. I always found such comfort in his poetry – especially as a angst-ridden teen.

If you haven’t read him, I’d recommend you try him out. You can learn more about him here.

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Happy National Mutt Day (My Favorite Dog Quotes)

I love dogs. I don’t think there has ever been an extended period in my life where I haven’t had the companionship of a dog. I realized recently that just about every story I’ve ever written features a dog. My latest trilogy has dogs as a central theme. LOL, I just can’t get enough dogs. And please don’t take me to the pound with you to pick out a puppy because I will want to take all the dogs home with me.

Following are some of my all time favorite sayings about dogs:

What’s your favorite saying about dogs? Who is your favorite dog? Mine is Lily:

Feel free to tell us all about your dog and favorite dog sayings, stories or anecdotes about dogs in the comments.

Happy Sunday. ❤

Share your love of dogs on Monday – it’s #NationalMuttDay

Annie

Words for Writers

To sum it all up, if you want to write, if you want to create,
you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and
sent rambling.

You must write every single day of your life.

You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let
them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one
moment, brilliant the next.

You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to
sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your
crazy heads.

I wish for you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that
will last a lifetime.

I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you.

May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories–
science fiction or otherwise.

Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next
20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.

~RAY BRADBURY